講座：Leveraging local talents: How human capital contributes to knowledge flows and adaptations in multinational corporations’ overseas subsidiaries
題 目：Leveraging local talents: How human capital contributes to knowledge flows and adaptations in multinational corporations’ overseas subsidiaries
嘉 賓：Chng Han Ming Daniel, Associate professor, China Europe International Business School
主持人：陳景秋 教授 上海交通大學
時 間：2020年12月23日（周三） 13:30-15:00
To navigate the complex global business environment, multinational corporations (MNCs) are increasingly relying on their local talents, host-countries' business and technical professionals, in overseas subsidiaries. While local talents play an essential role in knowledge flows and adaptations, little is known about the individual factors that affect their participation in and contribution to the activities of knowledge replication, adaptation, and sharing in overseas subsidiaries. Drawing on human capital theory, we take an inductive approach to understand how different types of human capital of local talents affect the flow and adaption of knowledge in 11 MNCs’ subsidiaries in China. From our interviews of 32 professionals, we observe that local talents possess a diverse portfolio of local, international, and corporate human capital that differentially affect their engagement in these knowledge activities. Building on our insights, we suggest human resource (HR) practices that MNCs can use to configure and develop their local talents better for knowledge flow and adaption depending on their international business strategies (global, multidomestic, and transnational). In doing so, we offer unique insights on how MNCs can effectively leverage local talents to enhance knowledge management in overseas subsidiaries.
Dr. Daniel Chng (莊漢盟) is an Associate Professor of Management at CEIBS. Prior to joining CEIBS, he was an Assistant Professor of Management at SKK Graduate School of Business, Sungkyunkwan University, South Korea, and a Sloan Faculty Fellow at Sloan School of Management, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA. Dr. Chng teaches strategic management, organisational turnaround, global strategy, organisational theory and design, managerial decision making, and strategic consulting to MBA students as well as managers and top executives of multinational firms and government agencies in China, South Korea, and Singapore.
Dr. Chng’s research interests focuses on organisational and managerial strategic behaviours during situations adversity. His research is an on-going attempt to advance our understanding of how organisations and their managers respond to the challenges of organisational failure or the threat of failure. Dr. Chng studies managers’ strategic decision-making approaches and behaviours during organisational decline, organisations’ ability to learn from failures, and entrepreneurs’ struggles in building new ventures in emerging economies. He has published articles in the Strategic Management Journal, Journal of Management, The Leadership Quarterly, Journal of Organisational Behaviour, Journal of the Academy of Marketing Science, and the Academy of Management Best Paper Proceedings.